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Do not give blood if you have-
  • Had HEPATITIS (liver Decease) on or after age 11.  Some individuals with this liver disease cannot give blood.Those who had Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C in the Past.Those who have had close contact with anyone with hepatitis must not donate blood for at least 6 Months.
  • Had malaria in the past 3 years.
  • Been treated for syphilis or gonorrhoea in the last 12 months.
  • Certain persons are at an increased risk of developing AIDS and MUST NEVER donate blood .AIDS or one of its symptoms,
    • Unexplained weight loss (10 pounds or more in less than 2 months.)
    • Night sweats.
    • Blue or purple spots on or under the skin.
    • Long-lasting white spots or unusual sores in your mouth.
    • Lumps/Swollen glands in your neck, armpits, or groin, persistent diarrhoea lasting over a month.
    • Persistent cough and shortness of breath.
    • Fever higher than 99F lasting more than 10 days.
    • Done something that might mean your blood is infected with HIV-1 or-2, the viruses that cause AIDS.  You are at risk of AIDS if you have-
    • Taken ("shot up") illegal drugs by needle, even once.
    • Taken clotting factor concentrates for a bleeding disorder such as haemophilia.
    • Tested positive for any AIDS virus or antibody.
    • Been given money or drugs for sex, since 1977.
    • Had a sexual partner who puts you at risk of AIDS.  This means-Sexual partners of persons at increased risk of AIDS
      • For men :
      • Since 1977, had sex even once with another man.
      • Within the last 12 months, had sex with a female prostitute.
      • For women :
      • Within the last 12 months, had sex with a male or female prostitute or had a male sexual partner who had sex with another man even once since 1977.
    • Homosexuals and Bisexuals.
    • Persons who have engaged in hetero-Sexual activity with multiple partners

    • Male and Female commercial Sex workers.
Please do not hide the above facts from the blood bank officer because you may transmit the decease to staff members of blood bank and other patients.
Blood banks maintain a confidential list of people who may be at risk for spreading infectious diseases. When required, they report donor information, including test results, to health departments

  • Had heart surgery or a heart attack.
  • Had a cold or fever in the past one week.
  • Had major surgery in the past 6 months.
  • Diabetes and are on insulin.
  • Taken antibiotic within past one week.
  • Had tooth extraction within 72 Hrs.
  • Had a tattoo in the past 12 months.(Acupuncture, ear piercing, electrolysis – acceptable if disposable needles were used.)
  • Hypertension and are under treatment.
  • Cancer, Kidney decease, Tuberculosis and are under treatment.
  • Bleeding tendencies and Anaemia.
  • Had Measles, Rabies, Yellow fever, Small Pox, Hepatitis with in 2 weeks.
  • Had Preventive vaccination – Cholera, Typhoid, diphtheria, tetanus, plague, Received gama globulin within 24 hrs if no symptoms.
  • Had Syphilis or any other veneral diseases.
  • Had Malaria within 3 years.
  • Received Blood donations within 6 months.
  • Epilepsy & on treatment.
  • Had Infectious decease – Mumps, Measles, Chicken Pox other viral infections and Typhoid fever within 6 months.
  • HIV, Alcoholism & Drug addition.
  • Had Miscarriage within 6 months.
  • History of pregnancy & lactation within one year.

  • Had Fainting attacks during the previous Blood Donation.